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ea0049ep1184 | Neuroendocrinology | ECE2017

Prenatal testosterone exposure increases anxiety-like behavior in female rats

Rasic-Markovic Aleksandra , Macut Djuro , Hrncic Dragan , Cirkovic Valentina , Rankov-Petrovic Bojana , Sutulovic Nikola , Stanojlovic Olivera

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is characterized by excessive androgen secretion and women with PCOS are at risk of developing anxiety disorders. Maternal testosterone levels in humans have been shown to affect brain development and to be correlated to mental function. During pregnancy, women with PCOS display high circulating androgen levels that may affect the fetus and increase the risk of mood disorders in offspring. This study investigated whether maternal androgen exces...